Swimspirations are short interviews with swimmers who are training for the Interior Savings Across the Lake Swim. We hope these swimmers will inspire you with their stories and will show you that with a little blood, sweat and tears, anything is possible - even a swim across a lake.

Nola’s Swimspiration

Can you tell us a bit about yourself? I’m a life long water baby. My mom said I could swim before I could walk :) I swam with the Langley Flippers in the mid 1980s. Didn’t swim for a number of years, but when I moved to the Okanagan in 2000 I was inspired by…

Laura’s Swimspiration

Laura blames Shark Week and River Monsters as the cause of her fear of open water swimming. How will she conquer it? Read on!

Heather’s Swimspiration

After trying the Apple Triathlon Try-A-Tri two years ago, Heather is using this year’s swim as a training tool for longer distance swimming.

Colin’s Swimspiration

Meet Colin who shares his swimming story and how he’s training to swim across Okanagan Lake in July.

Angelique’s Swimspiration

Angelique, who has been in the front lines as our photographer for several years, decided she wanted to swim this year and let others take the photos! Read about how she is training with advice from her husband, Paul, who is Canada’s only official “ice swimmer”.

Kathy’s Swimspiration

Kathy, who was born and raised in Kelowna, decided this was the year to swim after having hip surgery last May. Read about her journey and how she is training to attain her goal of swimming within an hour.